“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Missouri, St. Louis Cardinals Greatest Moments Historical Markers

This series is about the history of Major League Baseball in St. Louis, physically placed around Busch Stadium.
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"For America" Marker
1Missouri, St. Louis — "For America" — September 17, 2001 — Greatest Moments —
Jack Buck welcomed back baseball after the interruption caused by the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks with a recitation of his original poem "For America."Map (db m151832) HM
2Missouri, St. Louis — 106 Wins — September 27, 1942 — Greatest Moments —
The Cardinals established a new club record with 106 wins. Known for their speed, the "Swifties" swept a doubleheader from the Chicago Cubs on the final day of the season to finish two games ahead of the Brooklyn Dodgers and claim the National . . . Map (db m151985) HM
3Missouri, St. Louis — 25 Innings = 1 Win — September 11, 1974 — Greatest Moments —
The Cardinals beat the New York Mets 4-3 in one of the longest games ever, a 25 inning affair at Shea Stadium.Map (db m133393) HM
4Missouri, St. Louis — 3,000 Hits — May 13, 1958 — Greatest Moments —
Stan Musial collected his 3,000th hit off Chicago Cubs pitcher Moe Drabowsky with a pinch-hit RBI double into the left field corner at Wrigley field. The Cardinals went on to win 5-3.Map (db m133345) HM
5Missouri, St. Louis — 3,000 Hits — August 13, 1979 — Greatest Moments —
Lou Brock earned the 3,000th hit of his career with a single off Dennis Lamp of the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium. The Cubs were the team that originally traded Brock to the Cardinals in 1964.Map (db m133397) HM
6Missouri, St. Louis — 3,000 Strike Outs — July 17, 1974 — Greatest Moments —
Bob Gibson became only the second pitcher in Major League Baseball history to strike out 3,000 batters. Cesar Geronimo of the Reds also became Nolan Ryan's 3,000th victim six years later.Map (db m133391) HM
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7Missouri, St. Louis — 4 Great Swings — July 8, 1962 — Greatest Moments —
Stan Musial hit three home runs in three consecutive at-bats in a 15-1 victory vs. the Mets in New York. Musial had hit a home run in his last at-bat on the prior day, resulting in four consecutive home runs over two days.Map (db m133346) HM
8Missouri, St. Louis — 5 Shutouts for Jaster — September 28, 1966 — Greatest Moments —
Larry Jaster shut out the Los Angeles Dodgers for his Major League Baseball record-tying fifth shutout of the season.Map (db m133371) HM
9Missouri, St. Louis — 500 Home Runs — August 5, 1999 — Greatest Moments —
Mark McGwire blasted his 500th career home off Andy Ashby of the San Diego Padres. The Cardinals presented McGwire with a small statue to mark the occasion in a ceremony at home following the game.Map (db m150820) HM
10Missouri, St. Louis — 7 Straight for Gibby — October 6, 1968 — Greatest Moments —
Bob Gibson won his 7th consecutive World Series game, a streak that started in Game One of the 1964 World Series. He soundly defeated the Detroit Tigers in Game Four by a score of 10-1 but his streak ended when he was defeated in Game Seven 4-1, by . . . Map (db m133385) HM
11Missouri, St. Louis — 70 for McGwire — September 27, 1998 — Greatest Moments —
Mark McGwire finished a historic season by hitting his record-setting 70th home run. The race for the record between McGwire and Sammy Sosa (66 HR) of the Chicago Cubs brought many fans back to baseball after the 1994 players strike.Map (db m133425) HM
12Missouri, St. Louis — 80th MLB All-Star Game — July 14, 2009 — Greatest Moments —
President Barack Obama threw out the first pitch before the American League defeated the National League 4-3, Tampa Bay's Carl Crawford won MVP honors after his leaping catch over the wall made the difference in the game.Map (db m151825) HM
13Missouri, St. Louis — All-Stars at Busch — July 12, 1966 — Greatest Moments —
The Cardinals hosted the Major League All-Stars Game in the new Busch Memorial Stadium. With the temperature over 100 degrees, the National League beat the American League 2-1 in 10 innings.Map (db m133370) HM
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14Missouri, St. Louis — Alston Breaks Barrier — April 13, 1954 — Greatest Moments —
Tom Alston became the first black player for the Cardinals, following in the footsteps of the Brooklyn Dodgers' Jackie Robinson, who broke the Major League Baseball color barrier in 1947 after he was signed by former Cardinals General Manager Branch . . . Map (db m133342) HM
15Missouri, St. Louis — Back-to-Back MVP — November 24, 2009 — Greatest Moments —
Albert Pujols captured his second NL MVP in as many years, making him the first player in team history to receive the honor in back-to-back seasons. Pujols' 2009 honor was the third of his career, tying the franchise mark set by Stan Musial.Map (db m151824) HM
16Missouri, St. Louis — Back-to-Back No-Hitters — September 18, 1968 — Greatest Moments —
Ray Washburn pitched a no-hitter at Candlestick Park vs. the San Francisco Giants one day after Gaylord Perry pitched a no-hitter vs. the Cardinals in the same series.Map (db m133378) HM
17Missouri, St. Louis — Big Shot for Big Mac — May 16, 1998 — Greatest Moments —
Mark McGwire hit the longest home run at Busch Stadium (1966-2005) a 545 ft. blast off the Marlins' Livan Hernandez. It was hit to dead center field and struck the St. Louis Post-Dispatch sign, which was marked with a large bandage for the rest of . . . Map (db m133421) HM
18Missouri, St. Louis — Birds on the Bat — April 8, 1922 — Greatest Moments —
St. Louisans received their first glimpse of the "birds-on-the-bat" jersey in a pre-season game against the Browns. The logo was inspired by table decorations designed by Allie May Schmidt for a men's luncheon in Ferguson, MO attended by Cardinals . . . Map (db m133446) HM
19Missouri, St. Louis — Bottomley's 12 RBI's — September 16, 1924 — Greatest Moments —
Jim Bottomley collected 12 runs batted during a 17-3 romp against the Brooklyn Dodgers, which set a National League record for runs batted in during a single game.Map (db m133450) HM
20Missouri, St. Louis — Boyer's Grand Slam — October 11, 1964 — Greatest Moment —
With the Cardinals down by three runs in the sixth inning Ken Boyer smashed a grand slam off New York Yankees pitcher Al Downing. The Cardinals went on to win and squared the World Series at two games each.Map (db m133349) HM
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21Missouri, St. Louis — Brock Surpasses Cobb — August 29, 1977 — Greatest Moments —
Lou Brock broke the Major League Baseball record for stolen bases in a career, held by Ty Cobb, with his 893rd stolen base at San Diego.Map (db m133394) HM
22Missouri, St. Louis — Brummer Steals Home — August 22, 1982 — Greatest Moments —
With two outs and the score tied 4-4 in the 12th inning, back-up catcher Glenn Brummer stole home to defeat the San Francisco Giants. Brummer surprised everyone in the ballpark, including manager Whitey Herzog, who said after the game, "It knocked . . . Map (db m151990) HM
23Missouri, St. Louis — Busch Memorial Opens — May 12, 1966 — Greatest Moments —
The Cardinals played their first game at Busch Memorial Stadium before a crowd of 46,048. Lou Brock's bases loaded single in the 12th inning scored the winning run in a 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves.Map (db m133369) HM
24Missouri, St. Louis — Cardinal Red — April 15, 1899 — Greatest Moments —
On Opening Day, the players had new uniforms that featured red trim for the first time. Willie McHale, a writer for the St. Louis Republic overheard a lady fan remark, "What a lovely shade of cardinal" and repeated this on his column the next day. . . . Map (db m133440) HM
25Missouri, St. Louis — Carlton Baffles Mets — September 15, 1969 — Greatest Moments —
Steve Carlton struck out 19 Mets batters at Busch Stadium and established a new Major League Baseball record for a nine-inning game. The Cardinals lost the game 4-3, however, as Carlton gave up two home runs to Ron Swoboda.Map (db m133387) HM
26Missouri, St. Louis — Cooper's Shutout — October 8, 1944 — Greatest Moments —
Mort Cooper tossed a 2-0 shutout in Game Five, as the Cardinals took a three games to two lead in the cross-town World Series against the American League St. Louis Browns.Map (db m133333) HM
27Missouri, St. Louis — Double Dose of Dean — September 21, 1934 — Greatest Moments —
Dizzy Dean pitched a 3-hit shutout in the first game of a doubleheader against Brooklyn. Not to be overshadowed, Paul Dean pitched a no-hitter in the second game. After, Dizzy stated "If I'da known he was going to throw one, I'da thrown one too."Map (db m133460) HM
28Missouri, St. Louis — Double Grand Slam — April 23, 1999 — Greatest Moments —
Fernando Tatis became the first player in Major League Baseball history to hit two grand slams in one inning. He hit both shots off Chan Ho Park of the Los Angeles Dodgers.Map (db m133426) HM
29Missouri, St. Louis — Dramatic Flair — October 20, 2004 — Greatest Moments —
Jim Edmonds hit a game-winning walk-off home run in the 12th inning of Game Six in the National League Championship Series vs. the Houston Astros to send the series to a decisive Game Seven.Map (db m151829) HM
30Missouri, St. Louis — First Harvest — August 16, 1922 — Greatest Moments —
Jim Bottomley became the first player to be called up to the parent club from Branch Rickey's extensive new farm system. This revolutionary approach to player development led to great Cardinals teams in the 20's, 30's and 40's, and changed the . . . Map (db m133447) HM
31Missouri, St. Louis — First No-Hitter — July 17, 1924 — Greatest Moments —
Jesse Haines pitched the first no-hitter in Cardinals history, beating the Boston Braves 5-0 at Sportsman's Park. Haines retired the first eight batters, four by strike out, and finished the game by inducing a weak grounder from the Braves' Casey . . . Map (db m133449) HM
32Missouri, St. Louis — First Triple Crown — October 1, 1922 — Greatest Moments —
Rogers Hornsby led the league with 42 home runs, 152 runs batted in, and a .401 batting average and became the Redbirds' first-ever Triple Crown winner.Map (db m133448) HM
33Missouri, St. Louis — Five for Musial — May 2, 1954 — Greatest Moments —
Stan Musial hit five home runs in a doubleheader off New York Giants pitchers John Antonelli, Jim Hearn and Hoyt Wilhelm, setting a major league record for home runs in a single day.Map (db m133343) HM
34Missouri, St. Louis — Flooded with Runs — October 19, 1982 — Greatest Moments —
The Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 13-1 in a five-hour rain-delayed game to force a decisive Game Seven in the World Series. Rookie John Stuper pitched a complete game, allowing only four hits.Map (db m151993) HM
35Missouri, St. Louis — Forsch is Fantastic — April 16, 1978 — Greatest Moments —
Bob Forsch threw a no-hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies, winning 5-0 for the first Cardinals no-hitter in St. Louis since 1934.Map (db m133395) HM
36Missouri, St. Louis — Forsch Strikes Again — September 26, 1983 — Greatest Moments —
Bob Forsch no-hit the Montreal Expos 3-0 and became the first Cardinals pitcher to throw two no-hitters. Forsch was the only Cardinals pitcher to throw a no-hitter in Busch Stadium (1966-2005).Map (db m133409) HM
37Missouri, St. Louis — Freed in a Pinch — May 1, 1979 — Greatest Moments —
With the Cardinals down by three, Roger Freed beat the Houston Astros in the 11th inning on a two-out, pinch-hit grand slam home run.Map (db m133396) HM
38Missouri, St. Louis — Gibson Dominates — September 29, 1968 — Greatest Moments —
Having posted a 1.12 earned run average, Bob Gibson was awarded the National League Most Valuable Player Award and became the first Cardinal to win the Cy Young award. Gibson reflected years later, "I'd like to think I'd really perfected my pitching . . . Map (db m133379) HM
39Missouri, St. Louis — Gibson Gets Five — June 26, 1968 — Greatest Moments —
In a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Busch Memorial Stadium, Bob Gibson pitched his 5th straight shutout.Map (db m133377) HM
40Missouri, St. Louis — Go Crazy Folks! — October 14, 1985
Ozzie Smith socked the first left handed home run of his career off Tom Niedenfuer of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the ninth inning to give the Cardinals a 3-2 win in Game 5 of the NLCS, prompting broadcaster Jack Buck to exclaim, "Go Crazy, Folks! Go . . . Map (db m154064) HM
41Missouri, St. Louis — Grand Slam in Canada — April 14, 1969 — Greatest Moments —
Dal Maxvill hit a grand slam home run against the Montreal Expos, in the first ever Major League Baseball game in Canada.Map (db m133386) HM
42Missouri, St. Louis — Hard-Hittin' Whiten — September 7, 1993 — Greatest Moments —
In a game against the Cincinnati Reds, Mark Whiten became the first Cardinals player to hit four home runs in one game. Whiten also collected 12 runs batted in which tied Jim Bottomley's franchise record originally set in 1924.Map (db m133417) HM
43Missouri, St. Louis — Heroic Efforts — July 13, 1911 — Greatest Moments —
Two days after being involved in a terrible train crash, in which Cardinals players had served as rescuers, the team beat the Boston Braves 8-6 to climb within two games of first place.Map (db m133443) HM
44Missouri, St. Louis — Home Run for Lawless — October 21, 1987 — Greatest Moments —
Down two games to one in the World Series, utility infielder Tom Lawless broke a 1-1 tie in the fourth inning of Game Four when he smashed a three-run homer. The round tripper was just the second for Lawless at the Major League level.Map (db m133415) HM
45Missouri, St. Louis — Laga's Legacy — September 15, 1986 — Greatest Moments —
In a game against the New York Mets, Cardinals player Mike Laga hit the only ball to leave Busch Stadium (1966-2005). The left-hander crushed a foul ball that sailed through an arch approximately two-thirds of the way down the first base line.Map (db m133411) HM
46Missouri, St. Louis — Like it Oughta Be — April 8, 1996 — Greatest Moments —
Busch Stadium (1966-2005) opened to celebrate its 30th anniversary with natural grass and a more traditional "ballpark green" color scheme. This ended the era of artificial turf, which was used from 1970-1996 to accommodate both baseball and . . . Map (db m133419) HM
47Missouri, St. Louis — McGwire Tops Maris — September 8, 1998 — Greatest Moments —
Mark McGwire broke Roger Maris' single-season home run record with his 62nd homer vs. the Chicago Cubs. The game was halted for 11 minutes while McGwire jumped into the seats to salute to the family of Roger Maris, whose record of 61 home runs in . . . Map (db m151989) HM
48Missouri, St. Louis — Medwick is King — October 3, 1937 — Greatest Moments —
Joe Medwick won the National League Triple Crown. He hit 31 home runs, had 154 runs batted in, and batted .374 for the season.Map (db m133463) HM
49Missouri, St. Louis — Model of Consistency — September 29, 1963 — Greatest Moments —
Stan Musial played his last game singling in the 4th inning off Cincinnati Reds pitcher, Jim Maloney for his 3,630th hit. Musial displayed amazing consistency throughout his career finishing with exactly half of his hits at home (1,815) and half . . . Map (db m133347) HM
50Missouri, St. Louis — Musial Ends Marathon — July 12, 1955 — Greatest Moments —
Stan Musial's 12th inning home run gave the National League a 6-5 win over the American League in the All-Star game in Milwaukee.Map (db m133344) HM
51Missouri, St. Louis — Musial is Amazing — October 3, 1943 — Greatest Moments —
Stan Musial won his first National League Batting Title with a .357 average and was named the National League's Most Valuable Player for the 1943 season.Map (db m133338) HM
52Missouri, St. Louis — NL Membership — April 12, 1892 — Greatest Moments —
St. Louis' membership in the National League officially began on this date, when 8,640 fans saw the National League St. Louis Browns lose on Opening Day to the Chicago Colts by a score of 14-10.Map (db m133439) HM
53Missouri, St. Louis — NL Pennant — September 18, 1943 — Greatest Moments —
The Cardinals swept the Chicago Cubs at Sportsman's Park to claim their second National League pennant in as many years. The Redbirds would again battle the New York Yankees in the World Series, but were defeated four games to one.Map (db m133332) HM
54Missouri, St. Louis — NL Pennant — October 3, 1946 — Greatest Moments —
The Cardinals defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers 8-4 to win the first-ever National League pennant playoff series. Harry Brecheen struck out the final two batters, which silenced the crowd at Ebbets Field and propelled the Cardinals into the World Series.Map (db m133339) HM
55Missouri, St. Louis — NL Pennant — September 15, 1968 — Greatest Moments —
The Cardinals clinched the National League pennant with a 7-4 victory over the Astros in Houston. Curt Flood led the charge with five hits and Roger Maris smashed his last career home run (275) in the earliest National League clincher since 1955.Map (db m133380) HM
56Missouri, St. Louis — NL Pennant — October 16, 1985 — Greatest Moments —
Jack Clark blasted a 450 ft. three-run game-winning home run in Game Six at Los Angeles off Dodgers pitcher Tom Niedenfuer to win the National League pennant. Clark said, "I knew it was going to be a home run. That was for my teammates."Map (db m133410) HM
57Missouri, St. Louis — NL Pennant — October 14, 1987 — Greatest Moments —
The Cardinals shut out the San Francisco Giants 6-0 in Game Seven of the National League Championship Series to advance to their third World Series in six years.Map (db m133414) HM
58Missouri, St. Louis — NL Pennant — September 24, 1926 — Greatest Moments —
Recently acquired from the New York Giants, outfielder Billy Southworth hit a home run against his former team propelling the Cardinals to a 8-4 win to clinch the first National League pennant in team history.Map (db m133453) HM
59Missouri, St. Louis — NL Pennant — September 29, 1928 — Greatest Moments —
The Cardinals clinched the National League pennant with a 3-1 victory over the Boston Braves. Bill Sherdel notched the win to give the Redbirds their second pennant in three years.Map (db m133455) HM
60Missouri, St. Louis — NL Pennant — September 26, 1930 — Greatest Moments —
At the age of 37, Jesse "Pop" Haines defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates to clinch the team's third National League pennant with a 10-5 victory.Map (db m133457) HM
61Missouri, St. Louis — NL Pennant — October 21, 2004 — Greatest Moments —
The Cardinals defeated the Houston Astros in Game Seven of the National League Championship Series behind Scott Rolen's 2-run home run in the sixth inning off Roger Clemens. It was the first World Series appearance for the Cardinals in 17 years.Map (db m151828) HM
62Missouri, St. Louis — No-Hitter for Gibson — August 14, 1971 — Greatest Moments —
Bob Gibson no-hit the Pirates with an 11-0 win at Pittsburgh. Jose Cruz' outstanding running catch of Milt May's 400 ft. drive to center field in the seventh, and Joe Torre's leaping grab at third off Dave Cash's grounder in the eighth helped . . . Map (db m133389) HM
63Missouri, St. Louis — NY Honors Bresnahan — May 24, 1909 — Greatest Moments —
The Cardinals beat Christy Mathewson 3-1, after 24 straight losses to Mathewson. In a game marked by Cardinals Manager Roger Bresnahan's return to New York, where he had starred from 1902-08.Map (db m133441) HM
64Missouri, St. Louis — One Million — September 29, 1946 — Greatest Moments —
On the strength of the team's 96 regular season victories, Stan Musial's batting championship and Howie Pollet's league-leading 21 wins, the Cardinals exceeded one million in attendance for the first time in team history.Map (db m133337) HM
65Missouri, St. Louis — Opening Day Slam — March 31, 1998 — Greatest Moments —
Mark McGwire hit the first-ever Opening Day grand slam home run in Cardinals history. Cardinals fans responded with overwhelming excitement as McGwire set the tone for the historic run race of 1998.Map (db m133420) HM
66Missouri, St. Louis — Presidential First Pitch — April 5, 2004 — Greatest Moments —
For the first time in Cardinals history, a sitting president, George W. Bush, threw off the ceremonial first pitch to open the Cardinals season. Bush was only the second sitting president to attend a Cardinals home game (Taft in 1910).Map (db m151830) HM
67Missouri, St. Louis — Presidential Visit — May 4, 1910 — Greatest Moments —
Three weeks after he launched the tradition of the President throwing out the first pitch of the season, William Howard Taft became the first sitting President to attend a baseball game in St. Louis as he took in the first few innings of the . . . Map (db m133442) HM
68Missouri, St. Louis — Pujols Saves the Day — October 17, 2005 — Greatest Moments —
In one of the most dramatic comebacks in post-season history, Albert Pujols hit a majestic 3-run home run off Houston closer Brad Lidge in the ninth inning to win Game Five of the National League Championship Series and bring the series back to St. . . . Map (db m151827) HM
69Missouri, St. Louis — Race for First Place — September 16, 1930 — Greatest Moments —
During a heated pennant race, Bill Hallahan no-hit the Dodgers through 7 innings to beat Dazzy Vance, which moved the Cardinals into a tie for first place with Brooklyn. The win was the Cardinals 30th in 38 games and ended the Dodgers' ten game . . . Map (db m133456) HM
70Missouri, St. Louis — Red Rips a Winner — July 11, 1950 — Greatest Moments —
Red Schoendienst hit a home run in the 14th inning to give the National League a 4-3 win in the All-Star game at Comiskey Park in Chicago.Map (db m133341) HM
71Missouri, St. Louis — Rookie Sensation — October 15, 1982 — Greatest Moments —
Willie McGee, capping a sensational rookie season, hit two home runs and made two catches that prevented Brewers homers in Game Three of the World Series at Milwaukee Manager Whitey Herzog later remarked, "I don't know if anyone has ever played a . . . Map (db m151992) HM
72Missouri, St. Louis — Seat Cushions Galore — April 18, 1987 — Greatest Moments —
Tom Herr hit a 10th-inning walk-off grand slam, the first of his career to beat the New York Mets on Seat Cushion Night as thousands of fans tossed their seat cushions into the air in jubilation.Map (db m133412) HM
73Missouri, St. Louis — Second Triple Crown — October 4, 1925 — Greatest Moments —
Rogers Hornsby won his second National League Triple Crown with a .403 BA, 39 HR and 139 RBI. Hornsby and Ted Williams were the only players to win multiple Triple Crowns in the 20th Century.Map (db m133451) HM
74Missouri, St. Louis — Seventeen Strike Outs — June 30, 1933 — Greatest Moments —
Dizzy Dean struck out seventeen Chicago Cubs in a game at Sportsman's Park. Dean led the league in strikeouts (199) and posted a 20-18 record for the 1933 season.Map (db m133459) HM
75Missouri, St. Louis — Six for Moore — September 5, 1935 — Greatest Moments —
Terry Moore led the team with 6 hits in one game vs. the Boston Braves becoming the first Cardinal to do so at home since 1893.Map (db m133462) HM
76Missouri, St. Louis — Smith Steals Five — September 4, 1982 — Greatest Moments —
Lonnie Smith stole five bases in a game vs. the San Francisco Giants, which set a new Major League record for a single game.Map (db m151991) HM
77Missouri, St. Louis — Sportsman's Park — July 1, 1920 — Greatest Moments —
The Cardinals moved back to the site of their original ballpark, and for the first time since 1892 played at Sportsman's Park at Grand and Dodier. The Cardinals played in the park along with the American League St. Louis Browns until 1953.Map (db m133444) HM
78Missouri, St. Louis — St. Louis on Top — July 21, 1922 — Greatest Moments —
The Cardinals, with Bill Doak pitching, beat the Boston Braves 6-1 and moved into a tie for first place with the New York Giants. The American League St. Louis Browns were also first in their league on the same day.Map (db m133445) HM
79Missouri, St. Louis — Stealing the Record — September 10, 1974 — Greatest Moments —
Lou Brock collects his 104th and 105th stolen bases at Busch Memorial Stadium against the Phillies to tie and break Maury Wills' Major League Baseball single season record.Map (db m133392) HM
80Missouri, St. Louis — Switch-Hitting First — September 28, 1979 — Greatest Moments —
Batting right-handed, switch-hitter Garry Templeton recorded his 100th hit of the season and became the first Major League player to collect 100 hits from each side of the plate in a single season.Map (db m133398) HM
81Missouri, St. Louis — Taking the Lead — August 31, 1926 — Greatest Moments —
Allan Sothoron pitched a dramatic game and beat the Pittsburgh Pirates by a score of 2-1. The Cardinals swept the doubleheader and moved into first place in the National League.Map (db m133452) HM
82Missouri, St. Louis — The First of Many — September 23, 1941 — Greatest Moments —
Stan Musial, a late-season call-up, hit his first career home run off Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Rip Sewell.Map (db m151986) HM
83Missouri, St. Louis — The Largest Crowd — July 30, 1994 — Greatest Moments —
The Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs, who were tied for fourth place in the National League East Division, played before 53,415 fans, the largest crowd ever for a regular-season game at Busch Stadium (1966-2005).Map (db m133418) HM
84Missouri, St. Louis — The Secret Weapon — May 14, 1988 — Greatest Moments —
Utility infielder Jose Oquendo became the first position player to earn a pitching decision in 20 years in a 7-5, 19-inning loss to the Atlanta Braves. Oquendo went on to play all nine positions that year, earning the nickname "The Secret Weapon."Map (db m133416) HM
85Missouri, St. Louis — Three at Home — April 14, 1998 — Greatest Moments —
Mark McGwire hit three home runs in one game against the Arizona Diamondbacks to become the only Cardinals player to do so at Busch Stadium (1966-2005).Map (db m133423) HM
86Missouri, St. Louis — Three Million — October 4, 1987 — Greatest Moments —
For the first time in team history, the Cardinals exceeded 3 million in attendance for the 1987 regular season, becoming just the third club in Major League Baseball history to reach that milestone.Map (db m133413) HM
87Missouri, St. Louis — Two for Gibson — October 1, 1970 — Greatest Moments —
Bob Gibson won the National League Cy Young Award for the 1970 season after he posted a 23-7 record and became the first Cardinals pitcher to receive the honor twice.Map (db m133388) HM
88Missouri, St. Louis — Two Million — October 2, 1966 — Greatest Moments —
For the first time in franchise history, the Cardinals passed the two million mark in attendance, fueled by a pennant-winning team and the first full-season in Busch Memorial Stadium (1966-2005).Map (db m133372) HM
89Missouri, St. Louis — Under the Lights — June 4, 1940 — Greatest Moments —
The Cardinals hosted their first night game vs. the Brooklyn Dodgers, under lights installed at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis.Map (db m151988) HM
90Missouri, St. Louis — Warneke is Wonderful — August 30, 1941 — Greatest Moments —
Lon Warneke pitched a no hitter at Cincinnati and won by a score of 2-0. Warneke missed a perfect game due to a walk and two errors, but his win put the team into first place in the National League standings.Map (db m151987) HM
91Missouri, St. Louis — What a Beginning! — July 6, 2000 — Greatest Moments —
Keith McDonald became the first player in National League history and only the second in Major League Baseball history to homer in his first two career at-bats.Map (db m151833) HM
92Missouri, St. Louis — World Champions — October 5, 1942 — Greatest Moments —
The Cardinals beat the New York Yankees 4-2 in Game Five to win their fourth World Championship. Enos Slaughter and Whitey Kurowski led the way with home runs, and catcher Walker Cooper picked a runner off second to strike a Yankees rally in the . . . Map (db m133331) HM
93Missouri, St. Louis — World Champions — October 9, 1944 — Greatest Moments —
The Cardinals defeated the St. Louis Browns 3-1 in Game Six to win their fifth World Championship. The all-St. Louis "Streetcar Series" was played entirely in Sportsman's Park. This was the only pennant for the AL Browns, who later moved to . . . Map (db m133336) HM
94Missouri, St. Louis — World Champions — October 15, 1946 — Greatest Moments —
The Cardinals beat the Boston Red Sox 4-3 in Game Seven to win their sixth World Championship. Harry Brecheen pitched his third victory in the series and Enos Slaughter's "Mad Dash" home from first on a double by Harry Walker proved to be the game's . . . Map (db m133340) HM
95Missouri, St. Louis — World Champions — October 12, 1967 — Greatest Moments —
The Cardinals beat the Boston Red Sox 7-2 in Game Seven to win their eighth World Championship. Bob Gibson, in his third win of the Series, defeated Boston starter Jim Lonborg, in spite of the Boston morning paper's headline that read "Lonborg and . . . Map (db m133376) HM
96Missouri, St. Louis — World Champions — October 20, 1982 — Greatest Moments —
The Cardinals won their first World Series since 1967 with a 6-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers in Game Seven. Catcher Darrell Porter was named the World Series Most Valuable Player on the strength of his clutch hitting and solid defense.Map (db m133407) HM
97Missouri, St. Louis — World Champions — October 10, 1926 — Greatest Moments —
With a 1-run lead and the bases loaded in the 7th inning of Game Seven, Rogers Hornsby called in Grover Cleveland Alexander. Alexander struck out Tony Lazzen and finished the game with 2 1/3 scoreless innings to clinch the team's first World . . . Map (db m133454) HM
98Missouri, St. Louis — World Champions — October 10, 1931 — Greatest Moments —
The Cardinals defeated the Philadelphia Athletics in Game Seven by a score of 4-2 to win their second World Championship. The Redbirds were paced by Pepper Martin, who stole five bases, collected 12 hits and hit .500.Map (db m133458) HM
99Missouri, St. Louis — World Champions — October 9, 1934 — Greatest Moments —
Dizzy Dean shut out the Detroit Tigers 11-0 in Game Seven to bring home the team's third World Championship. The game was decided when the Cardinals scored seven times in the third inning highlighted by Frankie Frisch's three-run double.Map (db m133461) HM
100Missouri, St. Louis — World Champions — October 15, 1964 — Greatest Moments —
The Cardinals beat the New York Yankees 7-5 in Game Seven to win their seventh World Series. Bob Gibson was named the World Series Most Valuable Player with two victories and thirty-one strikeouts.Map (db m151553) HM

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